News Release - April 16, 2012

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Two New Jersey Executives Join Board of the Child Health Institute of New Jersey


New Brunswick, N.J. – The Child Health Institute of New Jersey, a biomedical research institute at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has announced that Veronica Blake-Greenaway, Esq. and Colleen Goggins have joined its Board of Directors. The Child Health Institute of New Jersey has more than 50 scientists in diverse research disciplines, working side-by-side with clinical pediatricians to study the mechanisms, treatments and prevention of childhood diseases, including autism, asthma, autoimmune diseases, juvenile diabetes, leukemias and childhood obesity. 

“In a few short years the Child Health Institute has grown from promise to reality and with this rapid growth, we are pleased to welcome Ms. Blake-Greenaway and Ms. Goggins to our Board of Directors,” said Arnold Rabson, MD, Director of The Child Health Institute of New Jersey and Laura Gallagher Endowed Chair of Developmental Biology at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “Ms. Blake-Greenaway and Ms. Goggins are advocates for the health and well-being of children in New Jersey.  Their advice and insights will help to strategically position the Institute as a leader for scientific discovery and for translating advanced research into clinical practice spanning a broad spectrum of important pediatric disorders.”

Veronica Blake-Greenaway is the founder of Employment Compliance Strategies® (ECS), LLS, in Westfield, NJ, a national consulting firm specializing in avoiding litigation of employment claims. Prior to starting ECS, Ms. Blake-Greenaway practiced in the employment law area for more than 25 years. She advises multi-national companies in all aspects of employment law and personnel policies and has managed employment-related claims at the local, state and federal levels.  She has extensive experience in employment issues related to mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations and has resolved hundreds of employment related disputes between employees and their employers.

Ms. Black-Greenaway is a Certified Mediator for the District Court. She has also served as a mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Cornell University’s Institute on Conflict Resolution. Ms. Blake-Greenaway is a member of the mediation and arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Barnard College of Columbia University and earned her juris doctorate from Columbia University School of Law.

Colleen Goggins was a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Executive Committee from 2001 to 2010, serving as Worldwide Chair, Consumer Group from June 2001. Ms. Goggins joined Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in 1981 and held various positions, including president of J&J Canada; president, Personal Products Company, U.S., and president, Consumer Products Company. She was named Company Group Chair in 1998, a position she held until her retirement in March 2011.

Ms. Goggins earned a bachelor of science degree in food chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree from what is now the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She also is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy of New Jersey, a member of the Board of Directors of NY Citymeals-on-Wheels and a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Wisconsin Foundation.






As one of the nation’s leading comprehensive medical schools, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. In cooperation with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school’s principal affiliate, they comprise one of the nation's premier academic medical centers. In addition, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region.

As one of the eight schools of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with 2,800 full-time and volunteer faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School encompasses 22 basic science and clinical departments, hosts centers and institutes including The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey. The medical school maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels for more than 1,500 students on its campuses in New Brunswick, Piscataway, and Camden, and provides continuing education courses for health care professionals and community education programs.  To learn more about UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, log on to Find us online at and